100 Miles for Hope Campaign

The American Legion has issued a 100 Miles for Hope campaign which is a way for American Legion Family members to raise donations for the Veterans and Children Foundation, as well as encouraging members to stay active in this time of social distancing.

Although the campaign officially kicked off August 3 participants have until Veteran’s Day to run, walk, or ride a bike or their motorcycle for 100 miles. That time-frame means being active for just a mile a day, roughly 20 to 30 minutes for walkers.

For more information go to https://www.legion.org/100miles.

2020 26th Congressional Veteran Commendation Nominations

Congressman Michael Burgess will accept Congressional Veteran Commendation nominations from the 26th Congressional District (primarily Denton County).  The submission deadline is September 17, 2020.  The Congressional Veteran Commendation was created to honor distinguished veterans.

To nominate a local veteran for the 2020 Congressional Veteran Commendation, the completed nomination form, along with additional information pertaining to the veteran’s service, should be returned to 2000 S. Stemmons Frwy., Suite 200, Lake Dallas, TX 75056.  Nominated veterans must currently reside in the 26th District of Texas, served the nation honorably during their military career, and subsequently demonstrated dedication to their community.

A nomination form is available at http://burgess.house.gov.   Questions may be referred to Deputy District Director, Robin Vaughan, at 940-497-5031 or robin.vaughan@mail.house.gov